Monday, August 31, 2009

EGA Headquarters

This is from the EGA Web Site
and easier to read
(than e-mail in previous post)

"Due to severe maintenance issues, EGA headquarters, 426 W. Jefferson St., Louisville, KY will be closed to the public and visitors until further notice. We regret any inconvenience that this may cause our members who planned to visit. The staff will continue with regular hours to meet members needs either through phone or email contact. We hope to move as soon as we come to an agreement with our landlord. Updates will be posted as we progress. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Dam "

EGA Headquarters Update

Please check your e-mail

Carol Peao Dam, President

sent out "Headquarters Update" (Aug 28th)

re. closing HQ to public & visitors

until further notice

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

New Outreach Program


A meeting has been scheduled

September 22, 2009

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Janet's Clubhouse aka The Gerogetown Homes Clubhouse
3800 Georgetown Court
Hammond, IN

To discuss a New Class offering
at the Hammond Area YMCA

ReneeS, Outreach Coordinator
Class: Cross Stitch & Needle Crafts

In addition to the meeting (above)

Volunteers needed Sept 24, 2009 for Introductory Class

Questions & Comments .... Please contact ReneeS

Friday, August 28, 2009

Stash Sale

Hope to see you

Saturday, Aug 29th

at the

Stash Sale

7AM to 3PM

location: LaPorte County Fairgrounds

Sue D & Mel M selling in
Booth 36
Building Two

Beth V & I will be
lending a hand
if needed

The Stash Sale is in conjunction
with the radio station's
BIG garage sale

LaPorte County Fairgrounds
2581 W. Sr 2, La Porte, IN, 46350
(219) 362-2647

Concessions and restrooms are available

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

September Meeting

Design Your Own Garden


How is everybody doing on their garden?

Bring in your projects
(started at the June Meeting)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Schoolgirl samplers on display

Milwaukee Public Museum
800 West Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

ABC's of Schoolgirl Samplers: Children, Education, and Needlework

Schoolgirl samplers are one of the most recognizable and beloved American needle arts. Samplers were created by young girls as part of their formal education demonstrating needle handiwork, literacy, moral education and historical/geographic understanding. A selection of a dozen samplers from the Museum's Clothing and Textile Collection provides an opportunity to enjoy and examine the handiwork of early 19th century American girls. This is a limited run exhibit due to the fragility and age of the textiles.

ABC's of Schoolgirl Samplers is located on the first floor, center gallery, from August 21 – November 29, 2009.

Milwaukee Public Museum
Summer Public Hours (June 14 - September 30) Monday 9:00 - 4:00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00 - 4:00
Thursday 9:00 - 4:00
Friday 9:00 - 4:00
Saturday 9:00 - 4:00
Sunday 10:00 - 4:00

* Box Office closes 30 minutes prior to Museum closing time.

Closed Dates
July 4, 2009 (Independence Day)
November 26, 2009 (Thanksgiving Day)
December 25, 2009 (Christmas Day)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Extended Deadline: September 15th

Forms are available at the chapter meetings for
State Day 2009 Registration

The registration deadline has been changed to:
September 15th

The documents here in this post have been MODIFIED
for posting on this blog
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Questions & Comments should be directed to
E-Mail InStateDay2009
Please include Indiana State Day in the subject line

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Volunteers Needed !!!

message from Mel & Sue H (State Day): This year our guild is sponsoring the annual Indiana State Day. As with any guild project, there will be a need of many hands to have a successful event. This will be an ongoing process with many tasks to accomplish.
Web in an Autumn Garden
EGA/Indiana State Day
Saturday, October 17, 2009

State Day Registration is 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. Central Time
Class 9:00 - 3:00 Central Time

Westminister Presbyterian Church
8955 Columbia Ave; Munster, IN 46321

A block of rooms has been reserved
for out-of-town guests at the
Hampton Inn and Suites
(8936 Calumet Ave; Munster)
To reserve rooms used code "NAG" for group discount

ALSO, there will be a Friday Night Stitch-In
at the Hotel (Oct 16th)
from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

----How You can Help----

___Donations/door prize baskets: theme baskets - Use your imagination!
___Kit Assembly: Anticipating 50+ participants
___Table Angels: Guild member to sit at a table with five participants. Assist participants with stitching process, answer questions, be familiar with stitches being used in project. (will have pattern & stitching instruction ahead of time)
___Baking: Baked goods for am / desserts for lunch. Need items plated on Friday night for serving Saturday morning. Goal is to promote cookbook purchases by using recipes published in the NANI cookbook.
___Friday Night Set Up: arrange tables for registration, stitching, lunch, service table(s), prizes. Plate food (see above)
___Friday Night Stitch-In: Hospitality room reserved 7-9pm at Hampton Inn and Suites(8936 Calumet Ave; Munster) for out-of-town participants. Need two hostesseses, refreshments served.
___Saturday Morning: Greeters, Registration, Hostess
___Lunch Helpers: Distribute pre-ordered box lunches. Set up dessert table.
___Needlework Display: Need hostesses to watch display area & answer questions. Probably in separate room with boutique
___Clean Up: every area used

Suggestions? Questions? Comments?
Sign up with Mel &/or Sue H.
E-Mail INStateDay2009

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above photo: State Day Project WIP
stitching by Lelia
WIP = Work in Progress

Saturday, August 15, 2009

August 2009 Web Wanderings

Have you seen the
August Web Wanderings?

This is only available electronically

Lots of great information on-line

Check it out!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Additional Benefit of Membership

Cards are available for EGA members thru EGA Headquarters for 10% off purchases at JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores

EGA members need to send a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) to

The Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc.

Attn: Logan
426 West Jefferson Street • Louisville, KY 40202-3202

Include a note inside that the SASE is for the JoAnn Card.
These cards expire at the end of August 2010

Inquiries, Questions & Comments: (502) 589-6956 • Fax (502) 584-7900

Sunday, August 2, 2009

August NANI Meeting:


Grab your latest WIP** and
bring it along with you to the NANI chapter meeting

This is my current WIP -- (pictured),
an ornament (WIP) Santa's Stash,
designed by Lynda Watkins,
c.2003 Full Circle Designs

This pattern is in the 2003 JCS Ornament Magazine, pg. 49

**WIP = Work in Progress